Sony Xperia Neo L Glossy Black, 1 GB Best Price in India on 20-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

Sony Xperia Neo L Glossy Black, 1 GB

Detailed Review


The LCD display of this smartphone will impress you with its sharp picture quality. The display size provided by the phone may not work in your favour as much as a a size more colossal screen. This phone brings to you a 16 colour display. A TFT LCD display is offered by this device. You get Scratch Resistant features in this phone in addition to the at par ones, enabling fine usability. A resolution of 854x480 pixels is provided by this smartphone. The Sony Xperia Neo L flaunts a display of 10.16 cms; approximately 4 inches. With the TFT LCD display of Sony Xperia Neo L, you get higher resolution without cutting on the battery life.


With the battery life of 7 hours of talk time, you might occasion to be a a little fastidious while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. Thanks to the Li-Polymer battery, this device has low discharge levels and it also encourages in substantially reducing the weight of the smartphone. The battery bids 575 hrs of standby time on 2G network. This phone clocks in 410 hrs of standby time on 3G network, under optimal scenario. The battery of this smartphone that offers 7 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a point of apprehension for heavy users.


Recording videos has as much pleasure as taking pictures with this smartphone, given its pixel resolution of Yes, 5 pixels and that it serves a recording mode of Yes, 1280 x 720. Making concessions on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well. The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only on megapixels. Depending on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you are able to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 5 megapixels camera. As a bonus to that, the LED equips marvellous results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. If you are one of those selective bunch of people who remained unfazed by the selfie storm, then the basic Yes, 0.3 MP front camera in this smartphone will not make this device any lesser.

General Features

You get at par accessories such as Handset, Battery (1460 mAh), Charger, Headset, USB Cable, 2 GB Memory Card in the box, along with the Sony Xperia Neo L. Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Sony Xperia Neo L possesses a touch screen. With dimensions of 61.1x121x12.2, this smartphone comes pre-loaded with a number of boasts of. If your smartphone is the lifeline of your business life, then Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange Active Sync) of the Sony Xperia Neo L will definitely simplify and order your professional activities. The Sony Xperia Neo L here boasts of a Glossy Black body. Weighing a moderate 131.5 g,the phone promises to not weigh down on your pockets.


The smartphone audio needs are accommodated by the 3.5 mm headphone jack. With a DLNA certification, this device have the flexibility to simply be switched on and it is ready for sharing digital content across multimedia devices. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location allows the user to keep up with the route while traveling. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for instant syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. This phone comes with a Single Sim, GSM. Whether it is about standard is credited with or advanced is credited with like Conference Call, Loudspeaker, this Sony Xperia Neo L smartphone is created with all such is credited with in it. On top of the mobile data, this device can in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. This phone increases efficiency by acting like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which lets the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should meet requirements. If you want to avoid the extravagant charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the at par 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a device made just for you. A higher network type have the flexibility to result in increased power consumption, and you occasion to reflect on this while making a decision.


All your images, videos, music and books have the flexibility to easily be accommodated in the 32, 2 GB extendable storage offered by this Sony Xperia Neo L; this entire space is available for storage unlike the pre-loaded internal storage. Only basic utilities have the flexibility to be satisfied with such a low internal memory. With the xLoud Audio Technology features of the Sony Xperia Neo L, you are able to feast your eyes on an audio delight with calling as well as with music. The Adreno 205 graphics in this Sony Xperia Neo L endows you to take joy in your favourite games on the device. The Sony Xperia Neo L is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which have the flexibility to help you enhance the internal storage of the device. Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will be adequate.


Equipped with a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Sony Xperia Neo L bids a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would take longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be optimal. The speed required by most typical apps are accommodated by the Sony Xperia Neo L without any hindrance. The Sony Xperia Neo L possesses a platform that operates at GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. This device boasts of a Qualcomm Scorpion platform processor. The typical operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you. The Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange Active Sync) and much more, just like the Sony Xperia Neo L. Although the Sony Xperia Neo L might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Sony Xperia Neo L, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Sony Xperia Neo L is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Sony Xperia Neo L as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. The tiny memory of this Sony Xperia Neo L will not even last me a week. The expandable memory of the Sony Xperia Neo L is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Sony Xperia Neo L is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 1 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. Even the lowest graphics games need RAM higher than this. I dunno what good is storage which is insufficient even for regular apps and programs. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Sony Xperia Neo L was its 4 inches display. The screen size of the Sony Xperia Neo L is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 5 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. The small 1 GB internal storage of the Sony Xperia Neo L feels quite miserly. I don't understand the use of this storage if it can't contain all my media files.

Technical Specification

General Features

Business Features:Document Viewer , Document Editor , Pushmail (Exchange Active Sync)
Handset Color:Glossy Black
Call Features:Conference Call , Loudspeaker
Model Name:Xperia Neo L
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Handset , Battery (1460 mAh) , Charger , Headset , USB Cable , 2 GB Memory Card


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1280 x 720
Video Recording Frames:30 fps
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , Touch Focus , Geo-tagging , Video Light , Send to Web
HD Recording:HD
Rear Camera:5 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 0.3 MP


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , H.264 , H.263 , MPEG-4 , 3GPP , HD
Sound Enhancement:xLoud Audio Technology
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , WAV , eAAC

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Android 4.0
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
GPRS:Yes , 80 kbps
EDGE:Yes , 237 kbps
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
3G:Yes , 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Compass , Ambient Light Sensor , Magnetometer
Phone Book Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Google Voice Search , Google Mail , Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , Instant Messaging , Android Market , Google Search , Google Location Service , Skype , Google Talk Video
Additional Features:Calculator , MMS , Sound Recorder , Flight Mode , Xperia Infinite Button , Xperia Local Connectivity , Gesture Control , Face Unlock Feature , TrackID Music Recognition , PlayNow , Video Chat Ready , Live Wallpaper , Alarm Clock , Calender , Glonass , 50 GB Additional Cloud Space for Lifetime , Sweep Panorama , MMS , Sound Recorder , Flight Mode , Xperia Infinite Button , Xperia Local Connect


Display Resolution:854x480 Pixels
Other Display Features:Scratch Resistant
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Size:4 inches
Display Color:16 M


Weight:131.5 g
Size:61.1x121x12.2 mm


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Talk Time (2G):7 hrs
Talk Time (3G):7 hrs
Standby Time (2G):575 hrs
Standby Time (3G):410 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:1460 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.512 GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:2 GB
Internal:1 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
User Interface:Timescape
OS:Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Graphics:Adreno 205
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor:Qualcomm Scorpion